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water cure

noun
1.
hydropathy; hydrotherapy.
2.
a method of torture in which the victim is forced to drink great quantities of water.
Origin of water cure
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45
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water cure

noun
1.
(med) a nontechnical name for hydropathy, hydrotherapy
2.
(informal) a form of torture in which the victim is forced to drink very large amounts of water
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